Pioneering Brands

People. Culture. Commerce.

J. Walter Thompson has been pioneering brands since 1864. We go where others only dare. We pioneer forward, rebelling against convention. We do this with bravery, ambition and just the right amount of swagger. We tap into our 150-plus years of brand-building wisdom to build brands that last as long as we have.

If our work doesn’t move the dial against three metrics, we crumple it up, throw it in the bin and start all over. Our work has got to change the way people think, feel and act. That’s when culture starts to shift. And when culture shifts, it creates room for brands to grow.

By pioneering brands like KitKat, Shell, HSBC, and Listerine, we keep them relevant in the modern world, while also driving their businesses. 

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Philosophie et positionnement concurrentiel

Humble. Hungry.

Pioneers are hungry. We are restless, never satisfied. We respect the need for help on our journey, and reach out to collaborate. We value the significance that a new perspective can bring. We constantly challenge ourselves and those around us. We're completely focused on the work.

Work that drives our clients' businesses. Work that enables brands to adapt to an ever-shifting world. Work that is creative, aspirational and responsible. Work that shapes the world.

200+ Offices

90+ Countries

· Clio Awards – Gold Clio in Entertainment – Glasgow School of Art – Ash to Art   
· Clio Awards – Gold Clio in Product Design – Shell – Gravity Light  
· Clio Awards – Gold Clio in Innovation – Shell – Gravity Light
· Clio Awards – Silver Clio in Direct – Glasgow School of Art – Ash to Art  
· Clio Awards – Silver Clio in Innovation – Glasgow School of Art – Ash to Art 
· Clio Awards – Bronze Clio in Media – Shell – Gravity Light 
· D&AD – White Pencil in Innovation – Shell – Gravity Light 
· D&AD – Wood Pencil in Innovation – Shell – #Makethefuture 
· D&AD – Wood Pencil in Innovation – Shell – #Makethefuture         

LEADERSHIP

James Whitehead

James Whitehead

Chief Executive Officer, London
Alex Chaldecott

Alex Chaldecott

Global Creative Director, London
Eileen McIntosh

Eileen McIntosh

Business Lead
Noel Bussey

Noel Bussey

Head of Communications, London & Europe